Career and Technical Education (7th - 12th) Teacher Pathway
Career Technical Education (CTE) Teachers: may teach in grades 7th - 12th, and in classes primarily for adults. There are multiple ways to prepare for the Career Technical Education Teaching Credential including work experience directly related to each industry sector.
Available CTE subjects, also known as industry sectors, needed for a CTE California teaching credential are as follows: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Building and Construction Trades; Business and Finance; Education, Child Development, and Family Services; Energy, Environment, and Utilities; Engineering and Architecture; Fashion and Interior Design; Health Science and Medical Technology; Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation; Information and Communication Technologies; Manufacturing and Product Development; Marketing, Sales, and Service; Public Service; Transportation.
Do you want to complete a Paraprofessional degree, or not sure if you want to teach Career and Technical Education in the future?
Our AA in Paraprofessional Educator/Preteaching degree may be right for you.
Students following this pathway will need to follow destination transfer school GE
Be sure to take the Career Technical Education Teacher Concentration of this degree
- Cuesta College Degree to Complete: AA/AS in your major
- Consider completing one of the certificates in your CTE discipline as you make your coursework choices.
- Be sure to incorporate the following Certificates on the way to your AA/AS in your major:
CTE Pathways may vary depending on industry sector
Below are general guidelines to meet CTE teaching credential requirements:
- 48 units & 1,000 hours of work experience in CTE industry sector
- 24 units & 2,000 hours of work experience in CTE industry sector
- 3,000 hours of work experience in CTE industry sector
- Apply for your Preliminary Teaching Credential and become a California teacher!
If you would like more information or have questions about the Career and Technical Education pathway, please contact the Counseling Department 805-546-3138 (SLO) or 805-591-6241 (NCC).